I love lots of the holidays and I love doing lots of the holidays with kids, but its become very obvious to me that Valentine’s Day is just not my jam.
Last years Valentine’s Day was almost a total bust. I actually wrote a post a year ago to document it all and then never posted it…apparently, now that 365 days have passed and since this years was not as traumatic and I did not have to go to Wally World at 1 AM, I’m ready to share?? 😉
Two years ago, I tried boxed Valentines and couldn’t figure out how to put them all together. They were supposed to fold simply and quickly attach whatever cutesy thing comes in the pack. Simple, it sounded.
When it came to actually assembling them, I’m not sure why I couldn’t figure them out, but lets just say tattoos were flying off, stickers weren’t sticking, candy not affixed correctly and my kids were crying with their taped up Valentines that “didn’t look like the ones on the box.” The kids, in their efforts to help unintentionally ripped a few, leaving us short numbers and then me scrambling.
As Uncle Jesse says, “Have mercy.”
So then last year, I was going to take matters into my own hands – BAD IDEA, y’all.
Pinterest happened – again, BAD IDEA.
Have you ever Pinterested?? It’s so great. All the inspiration. So much hope. So many pretties. So many options and yet secretly, nothing more than the black hole of genius crafters where wanna be craft moms go to make themselves crazy and die before totally busting on their projects.
While deep down, I knew it probably wasn’t a good idea, the optimist within teased my mind, and I knew that I could use a nailed it hashtag to make myself feel better if all else failed. I did make these cookies however, and they were cute!